It’s Actually a Good Idea for Landlocked Ethiopia to Build a Navy

New President Abiy Ahmed was speaking with military leaders when he told them that “we should build our naval force capacity in the future”, which instantly attracted international attention because the country’s been landlocked since Eritrea’s 1993 secession. That now-independent country has always feared that Ethiopia still harbors designs to either forcibly reincorporate it or …

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Why Did an American Sacrifice His Life for AFRICOM in Somalia?

Al Shabaab’s killing of an American soldier in southern Somalia brings AFRICOM back into the limelight and restarts the conversation about why US troops are even still there in the first place. The news came in on Friday that Al Shabaab terrorists had killed an American soldier in southern Somalia and injured four others during …

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Mapping Erik Prince’s Private Mercenary Empire

Erik Prince, the brain behind the infamous private military firm Blackwater, is now in China training security forces. Prince is partially responsible for modernizing the private army for the post 9/11 world, outsourcing militaries to cheap, specialized labor pools and skirting traditional regulations meant to ensure accountability for armed forces. His journey from hiring mercenaries …

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Pan-Africanism: More Than an Idea the Key to Africa’s Liberation

There are ideas that will not die regardless of the passage of time; their power and reach is of such magnitude. One of those ideas is Pan-Africanism. The idea, history and cause of Pan-Africanism is marked, celebrated, and reaffirmed each year on African Liberation Day, which in 2018 falls on Friday 25 May. On this day African communities, …

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France Wants the Future to be Eurasia vs. Eurafrica

A former French Prime Minister unveiled a detailed and very ambitious plan to form a Eurafrican Axis in the New Cold War as a means of “balancing” between East and West, but what he’s really calling for is a policy of ‘controlled’ ‘replacement migration’ coupled with refined neo-imperial political and economic models for making France …

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Zionism and Africa – Jews and Blacks

The other day I learned that the British Zionist pressure group Campaign Against Antisemitsm, an organisation that cares about bigotry against one people only, has launched a new short course. They teach their supporters “how to build bridges with natural allies” so they can fight antisemitsm together. Someone should explain to these ultra Zionist campaigners …

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Russia’s Grand Strategy in Afro-Eurasia (And What Could Go Wrong)

Russia’s 21st-century grand strategy is all about becoming the supreme “balancing” force in Afro-Eurasia through the skillful diplomatic management of the hemisphere’s multiple conflicts, though the greatest danger to this vision comes not from the US’ Hybrid Wars, but from Russia itself if its diplomatic and expert community representatives don’t rise to the occasion in …

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China’s Aircraft Carriers Will Give It Multiple Floating Bases in Africa

Experts have been arguing for years about what China has in mind by acquiring aircraft carriers, but instead of using them to confront the US’ Indian ally, it’s much more likely that the People’s Republic will rely on them as floating bases for providing “Lead From Behind” assistance to its African partners as they confront …

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African Issues: What Is Going On In Algeria, Libya, Sudan

Events in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen and Saudi Arabia’s confrontation with Iran are by no means exhausted in what is happening presently in the Middle East. The situation, observed in the Maghreb and the Horn of Africa, are no less important for understanding the situation in the region. The present article, based on materials from A. …

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